woman with ear piercings

Jewelry for helix piercing

Ear piercings have been a cultural and personal expression for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, for example, nose piercings were believed to signify wealth and social status. Today, piercings have gained widespread acceptance and popularity across various body parts, with the ear, especially the helix area, being one of the most favored spots.

In this article, we will focus on the helix piercing, the ideal types of jewelry for this style, and provide tips on choosing the perfect piece for your piercing, as well as care and maintenance advice. We'll also share some great tips on where to find the best jewelry for your helix piercing.

Types of Jewelry for Your Helix Piercing


Rings are the most common choice for helix piercings. Available in various sizes and materials such as surgical steel, titanium, silver, or gold, surgical steel rings are highly recommended because they are hypoallergenic and do not cause irritation. Titanium rings are lightweight and durable, while gold and silver rings offer elegance and longevity. Rings can be plain or decorated with gemstones or pearls.

For a simple and delicate look, we recommend the Paulina piercing, a classic choice for helix piercings.

Piercing Snug Anneau Paulina, gold front view

Bars or Studs

Bars or studs are another popular option for helix piercings. They can be made from surgical steel, titanium, silver, or gold. Like rings, surgical steel bars are favored for their hypoallergenic properties. Titanium bars are lightweight and robust, whereas gold and silver bars are stylish and long-lasting. These bars can also be simple or embellished with gemstones or pearls.

For a more sophisticated style, consider the Elena piercing, a refined helix piece adorned with opals.

gold flower tragus piercing


Chain jewelry offers a unique option for helix piercings, often extending from the earlobe to the helix, providing a refined and delicate look.

Chains can be made from surgical steel, titanium, silver, or gold. As with rings and bars, surgical steel chains are preferred for their hypoallergenic nature. Titanium chains are light and strong, while gold and silver chains are elegant and durable. Chains can also be simple or feature decorations such as gemstones or pearls.

We love the Mila piercing, adorned with embedded zircons, this helix chain piercing is sure to catch the eye.

Helix Long Chain ear piercing.

Tips for Choosing the Right Jewelry for Your Helix Piercing

  • Consider Safety:It is crucial to ensure that the jewelry you choose is made from sterling silver, gold, surgical steel, or titanium, as these materials are safe for piercings. Avoid materials like stainless steel, which can cause irritation or allergic reactions.

  • Consider the Size of Your Piercing: Make sure to choose jewelry that is the appropriate size for your piercing. Jewelry that is too large or too small can cause irritation or make insertion and removal difficult.

  • Choose the Right Style and Design: Opt for jewelry that matches your style and personality. If you prefer a subdued appearance, a simple design might be best. If you're more adventurous, you might select a striking design or one embellished with gemstones.

Tips for Caring for and Maintaining Your Helix Piercing Jewelry

  • Wash your hands before handling your jewelry.
  • Avoid constantly touching or moving your jewelry, as this can cause irritation or infect the piercing.
  • Use a sea salt solution to clean your jewelry. This will help keep it clean and free from bacteria.
  • Do not wear jewelry with gemstones while engaging in sports or activities that involve sweating, as this can damage the stones and cause irritation.

For more tips on helix piercings, please consult our comprehensive blog: "Helix Piercing Healing: Tips and Care."

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